Shamim dominates PWD contracts

Staff Reporter :
The much talked about arrested Jubo League (JL) leader Golam Kibria Shamim had taken the full domination on contracts of the government’s Public Works Department (PWD).
It was almost impossible for anyone else to manage any contract of that department. Even now, he controls all the big public works contracts of the government.
In true style of a mafia don, he used to be accompanied by six bodyguards on three motorcycles wherever he went, with a siren blaring from his luxurious personal car.Shamim, as he preferred to dub himself, owns the contracting firm GK Builders and introduces himself as cooperatives secretary of the Jubo League central committee.
Even his office was adorned with photographs of him along with various important persons, including Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Swechhashebak League President Molla Md Kawser, RAB DG Benazir Ahmed, and Awami League office secretary Abdus Sobhan.
RAB personnel raided his office in Niketon of the capital city on Friday and arrested him along with seven of his bodyguards. They recovered Tk 18 million from the office along with Tk 1.65 billion FDR documents, 9000 US dollars, 752 Singapore dollars, a firearm and liquor.
RAB claims they carried out the operation based on information and allegations against him about extortion and tender manipulations.
Earlier on Wednesday, RAB had picked up Dhaka South Jubo League organising secretary Khaled Mahmud Bhuiyan from his Gulshan residence. His illegally run casino in Fakirapool was raided on the same day. After that, GK Shamim’s name came to the forefront.